Medication Administration and Storage

The administration of medicines at the facility should be limited to prescription or non-prescription medication (over-the-counter) ordered by the prescribing health professional for a specific child with written permission of the parent/guardian.

Training of Caregivers/Teachers to Administer Medication

Any caregiver/teacher who administers medication should complete a standardized training course that includes skill and competency assessment in medication administration. The course should be repeated according to state and/or local regulation and taught by a trained professional. Skill and competency should be monitored whenever an administration error occurs.